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VFW Baseball: Willmar slips past Montevideo

SPICER -- In a rain make-up played at Green Lake Diamond, the Willmar VFW prevailed 5-4 over Montevideo decided in a wild seventh inning Tuesday.

Montevideo trailed 4-1 through the sixth. Willmar starter Josh Warne was working on a three-hitter, but Spencer Hildahl, the Montevideo pitcher, and Zac Envoldson led off with back-to-back doubles for one run and two Willmar errors contributed to another run before Markus Kranz hit an RBI single to tie it at 4-all.

Tony McCleary led off the Willmar seventh with his fourth hit of the game, a double. Willmar catcher Buzzy Tollefson, the No. 2 hitter, smashed a Hindahl pitch down the line for a double to score McCleary with the game-ending run.

McCleary and Tollefson doubled twice and Adam Nibaur added another two-bagger for Willmar.

Hildahl gave up eight hits over six innings and walked just one.

Willmar plays two games on Friday, at Spicer against New London-Spicer at 4:30 p.m. and at Orange Field in Willmar at 7 p.m. against Starbuck.

Willmar 5, Montevideo 4

Montevideo 100 000 3 -- 4 6 2

Willmar 100 020 1 -- 5 8 2

HITTING - Montevideo: Spencer Hildahl 1-for-2, 2b; Zac Envoldson 1-for-3, 2b, rbi; Ricky Schmitz 2-for-4; Markus Kranz 1-for-3, rbi; Andrew Peters 1-for-3 ... Willmar: Tony McCleary 4-for-4, 3 runs, 2b, 2 sb's, rbi; Buzzy Tollefson 2-for-4, 2 2b's, rbi; Cole Hagen 1-for-3, Adam Nibaur 1-for-1, 2b

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Willmar: Josh Warne (W) 7-6-4-3-4-7 ... Montevideo: Spencer Hildahl (L) 6-8-5-4-1-4

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